Game-changing Micromingles business support programme to launch in Plymouth


Plymouth is set to launch a ground-breaking business support programme titled ‘Micromingles’, targeting start-ups, pre-start-ups, micro-enterprises, sole traders, SMEs, and individuals from harder-to-reach communities, including BAME.

Developed in collaboration with key partners Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, Diversity Business Incubator (DBI), Micronomy, and Blue Illustrates, Micromingles is poised to become the hallmark event for business synergy and community empowerment.

Micromingles is not just an event; it’s a dynamic initiative that transcends traditional business networking. It is designed to provide a supportive platform where businesses of all sizes, from pre-start-ups, micro start-ups to established SMEs, can come together to share success stories, address challenges collectively, and build a resilient community spirit.

The first event will be held on Wednesday 24 April, from 5pm to 6.30pm, at Café Momus in Plymouth.

Promising an evening of connection, collaboration, and celebration, symbolising the launch of this transformative programme that welcomes everyone to the table, regardless of the size of their enterprise or available funds.

To secure your spot at Micromingles and be part of this historic event, sign up here via Eventbrite.

Stuart Elford, CEO of the Devon & Plymouth Chamber, said: “The Chamber has been providing business support to our members for the last 210 years and to ensure that we continue to do that we want to support and inspire the next generation of businesses and help them grow from idea to inception and beyond.

“We particularly wanted to reach out to underrepresented communities and so asked our friends at Diversity Business Incubator, Micronomy and Blue Illustrates to partner with us to deliver an innovative, inclusive and welcoming programme of support.”

Blue Skye, founder of Blue Illustrates, said: “Micromingles will be a different type of networking, the kind designed by those it aims to serve!

“We’re super excited to share this new venture that will not only facilitate great conversations, problem solving and a place to champion wins of all sizes – but it’s also the start of unveiling the rich tapestry of small businesses, start-ups, kitchen-table ventures and beyond, that the city has had hidden away like gems.

“It’s all about fostering a new community of support, amplifying voices and empowering connections, one micromoment at a time!”

Elinor Eaton, co-founder at Micronomy Ltd, said: “We’re really delighted to be introducing this inclusive networking event to Plymouth. Micromingles is a microcosm of entrepreneurial synergy where every participant has a seat at the table.

“We’ve worked with our partners to create this programme of events to support businesses with identifying creative solutions, providing a platform to share challenges and witness the power of collective problem-solving within a supportive community.

“We look forward to businesses joining us to celebrate success stories born out of collaboration and community spirit.”

To secure your spot at Micromingles and be part of this historic event, sign up here via Eventbrite (spaces are limited).

Don’t miss the chance to be part of the revolution in business support. See you at Micromingles, where business stories are shared, challenges are met with solutions, and connections go beyond the ordinary.

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